What’s the difference between a micro dose and a full dose of psilocybin?

Weighing dried magic mushrooms

Weighing dried magic mushrooms


I’m new to this, but interested in the psychedelic effects of some mushrooms. What is the dose difference between a microdose of psilocybin, and the dose for the full hallucinogenic effect?

And what can I expect from doses between each end of the spectrum?

Thank you.



Before you start… keep in mind:

I’m not a medical professional, nor do I have personal experience with taking psilocybin. The dosage numbers quoted here are approximate guidelines I have learned through my own research. Consult a professional before proceeding… if you plan to.

Microdosing psilocybin typically involves taking a very small, sub-perceptual dose of the substance, while a full hallucinogenic dose is much larger and intended to produce significant psychedelic effects.

It's important to note that individual reactions to psilocybin can vary, and the doses mentioned here are general guidelines. Using any kind of psychedelic substance should be done responsibly and under the supervision of a professional, if possible.

Also, keep in mind that psilocybin is illegal in many countries.

Microdose: A microdose of psilocybin typically ranges from 0.1 to 0.3 grams of dried mushrooms or 1 to 3 milligrams of pure psilocybin. At these doses, you're unlikely to experience any significant hallucinations or major changes in perception.

Instead, users often report subtle enhancements in mood, creativity, focus, and problem-solving abilities. Keep in mind that microdosing is still an area of active research, and its benefits and risks have not been fully established.

Full hallucinogenic dose: A full hallucinogenic dose of psilocybin mushrooms typically ranges from 1.5 to 3 grams of dried mushrooms or 15 to 40 milligrams of pure psilocybin.

At these doses, users can experience significant alterations in perception, visual and auditory hallucinations, a sense of unity with the universe, and profound introspection. The intensity of the experience can vary depending on the dose, the individual's sensitivity, and other factors.

In between these extremes, users may experience a range of effects. Lower doses, such as 0.5 to 1.5 grams of dried mushrooms, might produce mild alterations in perception, mood enhancement, and increased introspection without full-blown hallucinations.

As the dose increases, so does the intensity of the experience, with more pronounced visual and auditory effects, stronger emotional responses, and potentially more profound insights or introspection.

It's important to use caution when experimenting with any psychoactive substance, as the effects can be unpredictable and may not always be positive.

Finally, be aware of the legal status and potential risks associated with the use of psychedelic substances.

I hope this answers your question!


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